Advance Auto Parts signs on as B.A.S.S. tournament sponsor BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Advance Auto Parts, a leading provider of parts for both professionals and do-it-yourself customers, has signed on as the title sponsor for the Bassmaster Elite Series tournament on Michigan’s Lake St. Clair Aug. 24-27. Additionally, the company with more than 5,000 stores will be a supporting sponsor for all Bassmaster Elite events, as well as the Bassmaster Opens, B.A.S.S. Nation regionals, Bassmaster Team Championship, Bassmaster College Series and Bassmaster High School Series. And it will be the sponsor for Bassmaster LIVE coverage of the Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year Championship on Mille Lacs Lake, Minnesota. “Advance Auto Parts is proud to become a supporting sponsor of Bassmaster,” said Matt Davis, Advance Auto Parts marketing and sponsorships manager. “Many of our team members and customers love to fish with their families, and we look forward to activating with our Carquest-branded brakes and also being title sponsor of the Bassmaster Elite Series event in Detroit.” “We welcome Advance Auto Parts to the family of B.A.S.S. sponsors and supporters,” added Bruce Akin, B.A.S.S. CEO. “Many of our professional anglers, as well as everyday anglers who belong to B.A.S.S., pride themselves as do-it-yourself mechanics for both their tow vehicles and their bass boats. I’m sure they will prove to be loyal customers of Advance Auto Parts stores.” The Advance Auto Parts Bassmaster Elite at Lake St. Clair is the ninth and final regular season tournament of the 2107 Elite season. The Top 50 Elite pros in Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year points will be invited to compete in the $1 million Angler of the Year Championship on Mille Lacs Lake Sept. 14-16.
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